This year was going to be my year for marketing my work. When January came around I was raring to go! So I signed up for not one, but two online course. At the same time. What??? This is my question to myself right now. But I'm pushing through. I've quickly realized the struggle of the juggle between, making, marketing, photographing, Tweeting, doing shows, visiting galleries, etc...
So I breathe deep and tell myself that it's worth it. I love what I do. Without exposure, I don't sell. And if I don't sell, I can't make more. Now that would be a drag because you all know how much I love to make things!
So without further ado, here's a look at some of my latest efforts from my JOSEPHINE art line.
I hope you like it!
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Thursday, January 7, 2016
I don’t know about you, but I always look forward to the new year. It’s a fresh start and a chance to get back on track. When I was younger it was more about things I wanted to change about myself. That’s one good thing about getting older, you learn to like who you are. Now I think of it with regard of things I want to accomplish. Why change, I like who I am. I’m already planning my next move and choosing classes that appeal to me. I can’t believe how much I have to do… Wishing you a productive year. Full speed ahead! Peace, Jo Follow my creative progress at www.shopjomama.com
Monday, September 14, 2015
The theme was carnival of mirrors. The energy was high. I must have biked a few hundred miles in the 12 days I was there. I'm talking about this year's Burning man. It was my first time attending this magical gathering. It's really way beyond words trying to explain it to people. Not only did I go, but I participated in an interactive art installation too. The creativity was endless and the people were energized. I covered a lot of territory on my bike trying to take it all in. And I continually craved more. Where do I begin? The art was incredible! The endless art and theme camps included a symphony, a rock opera, recycled aluminum jewelry workshop, dance parties on art cars, poetry reading, folk singers, human carcass wash, burning temples, naked bicyclists, dust storms, trebuchet flaming piano, shooting stars, gifting, hugs, advice, counseling… By day it was this open platform on the desert with art spread out across its floor. But at night when the city's skyline was lit everything changed. It was charged with energy. I had always heard about Black Rock City but hadn't thought much about it until recent years as friends where migrating out there. It truly is a city. Of 70,000 people. And it only exhibits a little more than a week every year. On Saturday night the Man burned. As an environmentalist, I have mixed emotions about these things. But I have to say, it was powerful. The Mayan Warrior art car was parked behind us, tribal drums beating in anticipation. I stood there in his same position, feet apart, hands pointing down towards the ground. Breathing. As he burned I felt my feet ground to the earth like I had never felt before. I was with my tribe and felt wonderfully at peace. Next burn up was the totem of confession burn. It was a beautiful brothel looking Gothic church that appeared to be made of cardboard. It housed Timothy Leary's ashes brought there by Susan Sarandon. As it burned the fire danced. It kicked off small, but tall funnel clouds of dust. I'm not just talking one, there were several. As the fire died down, two funnels jumped out. They danced and twirled, then became one and lifted up into the sky. What a sendoff for Mr Leary! In the "default world" as they call it, people are guarded (including myself) and everything is take take. It was refreshing to see all of the giving, openness and random hugs from strangers. I wish this would manifest in the real world. Despite the ridiculous amount of dust storms, cracking skin, constant dust boogers, lack of showering and gross port a johns, it was one of the best experiences of my life. I’m not surprised. What an amazing community of motivated creative people. I made some beautiful new friends and I'm thankful for the encounter and wonderful memories that I will always carry. Good bye Black Rock City. I think I'll be back. Peace, Jo
Friday, January 16, 2015
We're only a few weeks into the new year and I'm already off and running! Now I'm not one to make resolutions, but I do find lately that I've been setting more goals. The difference being goals are something I actually want to achieve as opposed to things I think need changing. Last year ended on a good note after getting my work into two art galleries. I feel that with some hard work anything is possible. I've already been hitting the studio hard this year producing new work, which I hope will reach even more galleries this year. If you believe in something, go for it! Hope 2015 is being kind to you so far. Thank you for your support. You can view more of my work @www.shopjomama.com Peace, Jo
Monday, October 13, 2014
Keep on creating, it will become your own! Peace, Jomama
Friday, July 4, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Today is Earth Day. In my world it’s Earth Day every day. I preserve, protect and cherish her. She is my God. She breathes life. Her breath is our breath as well. Without her, we cease to exist. So honor her, thank her; and most of all, respect her. Happy Earth Day! Peace, Jomama www.shopjomama.com